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She Changes (The Anemone)

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Another of the large floating sculptures

Porto has lots of interesting public art works. The Anemone which is another great example is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A stunning sculpture, very well made and well preserved. Definitely a must see if you're into that... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
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She Changes, known locally as "A Anemona" (The Anemone) is a beautiful and imposing sculpture with international awards designed by the famous american artist Janet Echelman. Located near the main beach of Porto (Matosinhos), it is considered by...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Porto has lots of interesting public art works. The Anemone which is another great example is a tribute to the sea. It's huge, it's strange to look at until you get close by. It is a sea creature. We saw it twice and it's definitely...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A steel ring and three poles, make the miracle. If you come from the city tired, stressed, you sit down to look at it and in minutes you will be better. Now if you are a tourist, you have it all, its beauty, its movement,...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

A stunning sculpture, very well made and well preserved. Definitely a must see if you're into that type of art. I only think it should've much better light works at night.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

She changes is a very interesting sculpture. It was commissioned from a woman artist, and it is freeflowing. Did not get to see at night, unfortunately..

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

It is a really nice focal point, it looks impressive, but disappointingly it wasn't lit up when we went past in the evenings. I was hoping for some nice photos.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

passed this sight during a windy day so have not seen it lit at night. IT still was a sight, making shapes and billowing on a roundabout at the far end of the bus stop 500.

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Upon first seeing this giant "She Changes" sculpture of a fishing net, (or is it a sea anemone plant?) you wonder how in the world is this thing being held up? Apparently it's a monument to fishermen and the sea. All I know is that...More

Thank rraposo2
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Although it is supposed to be a giant fishing net the local refer to this as the anemone and it is does look like one. It is located on a roundabout in the seaside of Matosinhos. It is celebrating its culture as a fishing area....More

Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a monument to the fisherman and the sea which are part of the culture of Matosinhos. Try visit it at the night has the view is much more interesting.

Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Saw this during the day and it is supposed to be something to see at night. The guide we had explained the idea behind the Anemone, represents the sea and the fisherman. perhaps an honorarium. We did not stop to look at it because it...More

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